Sounds about right
This is really an interesting point - and I'll add a little bit of my own opinion to it. Seems to me that there's two kinds of software packages which get put together:
Software which does somthing we could already do, but does it better or differently. Call this expansion software. It gets bigger, brighter and better but it still does the same thing.
Software which does somthing we've never done with a computer before, or does somthing we've done before in a completely different way. Call this innovation software.
Now it seems that we get a lot of expansion and not much innovation, and GNU, Linux and many others are the great expanders right now. GNU's stated aims (AFAIK) is to replace UNIX. It's doing it bigger, better and smarter and it's giving people freedom, but it's not innovating, it's just expanding. I love GNU, but it's not gonna be a bright new world if that's all there is. (Ditto MS if you want a balanced argument)
The problem as I see it is that many people want one platform, one standard, one programming language, one interface and one system for everything. Now, before anyone raves about all the choice out there (remember, I've seen it too :)), take a step back and ask "How many are really different?". Think about it. Much of the software being made for the Linux market is just expansions of windows and UNIX software.
Now would be a good time for some people to get together, take a step back, and walk off at a right angle to the way we're all facing. Get your blinkers off.
Who chooses the licence?
Okay, you can solve this entire argument very easily. All you need to do is understand this:
The author chooses the licence for their own software. Not for anyone elses. The user does not get to choose a licence for the software produced by others. If you don't like someone else's choice, bad luck.
Okay, now what is the problem with this? Why do people think that QT must adopt the GPL?
People don't need to understand anything about the QPL, GPL or anything like it. The question is who did the work, and who has the right to determine how to distribute it. All you GPL puppies who think you can make this sort of demand from anyone should take a long hard look at what you think you're doing.